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Mindfulness and meditation quotes

My Top 20 Mindfulness and Meditation Quotes:

By Yvette | 24/07/2015

Sometimes you just need a few simple words, powerful and succinct, to inspire you. I love these mindfulness and meditation quotes. Take a few moments to read through these words of wisdom. If any of them really call to you – write them out on pieces of paper and keep them handy as tiny reminders…

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anger and mindfulness

Anger and Mindfulness: the Shift to Peace

By Yvette | 17/07/2015

We’ve all experienced anger It surges up in a split second and if we react to it, our actions may cause us to feel guilt, shame or further resentment afterwards. The emotion floods our body and that wave takes no more than 90 seconds to move on. Yet we can be ruminating over it, gathering…

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3 Steps to Transform Anxiety to Calm

3 Steps to Transform Anxiety to Calm

By Yvette | 03/07/2015

Living with Anxiety How do you overcome the experience of feeling a ‘nervous wreck’ to embrace your inner strength and calm? Read on for the 3 steps that transform anxiety to calm through mindfulness. Step 1. Stop and become aware Firstly, ask yourself, when you are feeling overwhelmed with anxiety, what exactly is going on…

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less forgetful

How can I be less forgetful and more focussed?

By Yvette | 29/05/2015

Ok, so you’re a working mum, dad or other human being! Despite all your many qualities and skills, forgetfulness intrudes into the equation more frequently than you care to admit! How can you be less forgetful? The other week I was chatting with a young business-woman who runs her own business (es) and is raising…

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Mental health awareness

Mental Health Awareness Week (May) – why this is relevant to you!

By Yvette | 15/05/2015

Anxiety and Depression are the Most Common Mental Disorders in Britain We all know what it is like to feel anxious or down about something. It’s human to experience a spectrum of emotions and moods. You might feel low for a few days following an illness, or for a number of months because you hate…

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feeling under the weather

Mindfulness and Feeling Under the Weather

By Yvette | 25/04/2015

It happens to most of us We have all experienced feeling under the weather at times. We feel a bit down, overwhelmed with life or we’re going through challenging experiences. In order to cope, we may find ourselves resorting to old tried and tested behaviours, without thinking too much about it. One of my most…

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Notice nature

Simple Mindfulness – Notice Nature!

By Yvette | 18/04/2015

Notice Nature One of the simplest things to do to become more mindful is to notice nature. You can be mindful of: Your own breath The tasks you are doing before you The story-telling that your mind is getting caught up in Yet all the time, nature is happening outside your window. It’s there on…

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Work-Life Balance

WORK VS LIFE: How to Achieve Work-Life Balance

By Yvette | 21/03/2015

WORK VS LIFE! – How do you achieve a work-life balance? For some of you, there might not be enough challenge and satisfaction in your work. Or the stress of experiencing a lack of work if you are freelance or in retail. For others, there may be too many meetings or tasks packed into a…

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Mini moments of meditation

Mini moments of meditation

By Yvette | 14/03/2015

Sometimes you just need to escape overwhelming negative thoughts or stress at work. Here is how with some mini moments of meditation ‘Restrooms’ For many people a quick escape for some peace may mean visiting the loo! And why not? If you are at work, sometimes this is the only place for a bit of…

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The Mind-body Connection

How to be a Jedi Knight: the mind-body connection

By Yvette | 07/03/2015

The discipline of a Jedi Knight Through years of disciplined training and meditation, the Jedi Knight honed body and mind into perfect harmony. Whether you’re a Star Wars fan or not, there’s a lot of interest in the Mind-Body connection. What exactly does this mean? As a child, you may remember moments of exuberant joy…

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Why do you need mindfulness?

Why do you Need Mindfulness?

By Yvette | 31/01/2015

You’re a busy person. You don’t have time to slow down. So why do you need mindfulness and what could it mean for you? Mindfulness means ‘awareness’ Another meaning for ‘mindfulness’ is ‘awareness’. So, if are always rushing on to the next moment, what happens to the one you are in? Without awareness, it’s easier…

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Mindful walking

Mindful Walking for Clarity and Calm

By Yvette | 03/01/2015

Do you sometimes find your mind is a whirlwind of untidy thoughts?   You know you have lots to do and you feel unsettled and jittery? Sitting to meditate is one way to still the mind.     Mindful walking Yet mindful walking is another great way to connect back with your body and gain…

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Eat, drink and be merry

Eat, Drink and be Merry

By Yvette | 17/12/2014

We eat and drink all the time We couldn’t survive without food and drink. Yet how much ‘stuff’ goes on around this process! How often do we eat and drink thoughtlessly! How often are we worrying over what we eat and what we ‘mustn’t eat’. We eat for comfort. We nibble while we are busy…

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Powerful pause

The Powerful Pause

By Yvette | 16/12/2014

A swift reaction You know that split second when you open your mouth and say something without thinking it through? How can you gain control and implement a powerful pause? Your swift reaction comes direct from the most primitive part of your brain. It happens swiftly often disguising anger or fear. It hits you powerfully…

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The mini resources guide to mindfulness

The Mini Resources Guide to Mindfulness

By Yvette | 12/12/2014

Maybe you are just getting started with Mindfulness or you have recently completed a course. So I have put together a mini resources guide to Mindfulness for you to dip into. You can follow up on some of the best books to get started with and learn more about the subject. It’s like a beginner’s…

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Manage your anxiety

Manage Your Anxiety with Mindfulness

By Yvette | 12/12/2014

  Do you find yourself increasingly entertaining negative thoughts and suffering with anxiety? And is it possible you can manage your anxiety with mindfulness? You’re not alone. Although a small level of anxiety is normal in your everyday life, when it becomes excessive it can have a huge debilitating impact. Almost every person who attends…

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Manic Monday

Is it another manic Monday?

By Yvette | 08/12/2014

You know the kind of manic Monday – you jump out of bed and you already feel stressed and overwhelmed at the week ahead. As you’re in the shower, you’re anticipating the day – work, clients, children, extras like shopping at lunchtime and more tasks when you arrive home in the evening. Your mind jumps…

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Place of Serenity | In the flow

Be in the Flow

By Yvette | 28/11/2014

What do Tai Chi, Japanese Sword Fighting, Archery and performing a Japanese Tea Ceremony have in common? They are all activities which are encouraged in Japan because they develop a person’s ability to focus. The skill of concentrating and being fully focused is highly valued. You might know it as being ‘in the flow’ or…

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I Can't Get to Sleep

I Can’t Get to Sleep!

By Yvette | 26/11/2014

Insomnia is any kind of poor sleep that affects the quality of your life. Most of us go through times in our lives when we experience this. I can’t get to sleep! If you have a baby or young children, you will be familiar with sleep deprivation. Alternatively, you may be going through a time…

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Place of Serenity | Mindfulness and Meditation

Quiet miracles

By Yvette | 10/11/2014

‘Take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention’ From ‘For Presence’ by John O’ Donohue Notice the everyday quiet miracles These quiet miracles are what keep me going! When my mind spins down towards negativity, I bring my awareness to the simplest things before me. Yesterday I got out of the house…

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Mindfulness and illness

Tough times in the playground: mindfulness and illness

By Yvette | 10/10/2014

Judy Bartholomew of www.freefromwithattitude.com invited me to guest blog.  Follow the link to her website to read more about her expertise. Read here about Mindfulness and Illness.   Tough times: Mindfulness and illness When you are going through tough times such as illness, including cancer, how can you support yourself and remain steady? Implementing mindfulness…

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